Comedian Bob Saget, star of “Full House” and presenter of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” has died. He was 65.
Saget, best known for his role as Danny Tanner’s widowed father on ABC’s “Full House,” was found unresponsive in his hotel room at The Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida early Sunday morning. police said. He was pronounced dead on the spot.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office told TODAY in a statement that detectives found “no signs of dirty gambling or drug use in this case.” The cause of death is ultimately determined by a medical examiner.
Saget’s family confirmed his death in a statement provided by USA TODAY.
“We are overwhelmed to confirm that our beloved Bob died today,” the statement said. “He was everything to us and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performed live and mixed people from all walks of life.
“Although we are asking for privacy at this time, we invite you to remember with us the love and laughter that Bob has brought to the world.”
‘He loved him so much’:John Stamos, Candace Cameron Bure, more mourning ‘Full House’ dad Bob Saget
Saget, the wise host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” from 1989 to 1997, toured the country with the “I Don’t Do Negative” tour and performed a two-hour set in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday.
His last post on Instagram on Saturday night was full of hope.
“I loved tonight’s show in Jacksonville,” Saget wrote. “A very grateful and entertaining audience. I had no idea I shot a two-hour set tonight. I’m back in comedy, like when I was 26. I think I find my new voice and I love every moment of it. And ‘Well, I’ll see you two weeks.
“I go everywhere until I get a special bullet. And then you probably keep going because I’m addicted to this,” he added, signing “Peace Out.”
Saget played the sweetly neurotic father “Full House” from 1987 to 1995 alongside Jesse (John Stamos), Joey (Dave Coulier) and his television daughters DJ (Candace Cameron), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Michelle (Mary-Kate and Ashley). Olsen).
Stamos expressed his grief Twitter Sunday. “I’m broken. I’m gutted. I’m in utter and utter shock. I’ll never have another friend like him again,” Stamos wrote. “I love you so much, Bobby.”
Candace Cameron Bure tweeted with a broken emoticon, “I have no words. Bob was one of the best human beings I’ve ever known. I loved him so much.”
Saget played another widowed father with charming children in the short-lived sitcom “Raising Dad”.
He found himself repeatedly asking questions about his habit of playing sitcom widows, and he had an answer ready. (Kevin) Costner makes three or four baseball movies, and that’s okay. That’s my reasoning. “
Saget reprized his role as Danny in the Netflix “Fuller House” spinoff for five seasons, from 2016 to 2020.
As a stand-up comic, Saget told USA TODAY that he preferred “immature taboo humor – good immature taboo humor” while promoting his 2014 monograph, “Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turnhy Comikian.”
Saget showed this rawer sense of humor with what was often talked about in the 2005 documentary “The Aristocrats”, in which 100 comics riffed about the dirtiest joke in the world.
For CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother,” Saget voiced the narrator, the adult Ted (played by Josh Radner).
Among the survivors are his wife Kelly Rizzo (married in 2018) and three daughters from their first marriage to Sherri Kramer – Aubrey Saget, Lara Melanie Saget and Jennifer Belle Saget.
Contributing: The Associated Press